HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians. The researchers, who used Danish and Swedish hospital data to track the incidence of 44 different illnesses over 10 years, found no “serious safety…

The Value of Unplugging

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s no secret that we love our smartphones and other electronic devices for staying connected. Perhaps too much. According to one study on cellphone use by a mobile security company, 63 percent of women and 73 percent of men between the ages of 18 to 34 can’t go…

Arthritis Can Strike Children

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — While arthritis is typically thought of as an older person’s disease, more than 300,000 American children have chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an expert says. Unlike age-related arthritis caused by cartilage and bone wear and tear, JIA has more to do with joint inflammation, but it’s not clear…